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Shays

 (shāz), Daniel 1747?-1825.
American Revolutionary soldier and insurrectionist who led an uprising known as Shays's Rebellion (1786-1787). Massachusetts farmers opposed to the state's debt and tax policies disrupted court proceedings and attempted to capture a government arsenal, but they were defeated by the state militia.

Shays

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(Biography) Daniel. ?1747–1825, American soldier and revolutionary leader of a rebellion of Massachusetts farmers against the US government (1786–87)

Shays

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n.
Daniel, 1747–1825, American Revolutionary War soldier: leader of a popular insurrection (Shays'′ Rebel′lion) in Massachusetts 1786–87.
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If Shays had not been a DESPERATE DEBTOR, it is much to be doubted whether Massachusetts would have been plunged into a civil war.
This affair was called Shays's war, because a Captain Shays was the chief leader of the insurgents.
So he tied up his feet, and went on limping about and coughing, until at last he fell to pieces, all at once and in a heap, like the One-Horse Shay.
The hair, and motion of the shay, will do you good, mim, and you must not give way, you must not raly.
If every man on the line as has a guinea give him, earns it half as well, you won't catch t'other shay this side Mich'lmas, old short-and-fat.
Fredrick Edward Shays III "BUDDY", 40Worcester - Passed away January 4, 2015.
Before, we didn't have a shot to get any of these bills through," says Connecticut Republican representative Christopher Shays, a moderate who survived a strong Democratic challenge.
Christopher Shays of Connecticut, who was correctly identified as "one of the most liberal Republicans in Congress.
In addition to the business of Convention, delegates celebrated campaign finance reform on Sunday morning with Representatives Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Marty Meehan (D-MA).
The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) announced that Connecticut Congressman Christopher Shays opened the market today at 9:30 a.
Christopher Shays, who was one of the first Republicans to speak out against impeachment, softened his position Monday on the eve of a town meeting in his Connecticut district.